Readers asked to name two delightful young Sri Lankan leopard cubs born late last year in the UK


There’s just two days remaining for members of the public to name a pair of Sri Lankan leopard cubs born in the UK late last year at a popular Norfolk zoo.

Banham Zoo is celebrating the birth of the twins by asking readers to name them by emailing—you can enter as many times as you like, but the offer ends on January 5.

The story is told in the Eastern Daily Press, which reveals that Sariska, their mother, gave birth to the pair in September—the first Sri Lankan leopards to be born at the zoo in 10 years.

Says the zoo’s animal manager Michael Woolham: “It’s very exciting for the zoo. Sariska has so far been a super mother—very attentive and protective. I’m sure the cubs are going to grow up to be very healthy.

“Because Banham has a lot of experience with big cats and in particular Sri Lankan leopards, Mias was sent to us with the view that we might be able to persuade him that breeding was a good idea.”

The zoo would like the three-month-old cubs “to be given names associated with Sri Lanka and is inviting our readers to send in their suggestions”.

The winning names will be selected by the Banham keepers and both competition winners will receive a year’s sponsorship of the named cub which will include a personalised certificate, a photograph, and information on the Sri Lankan leopard cubs.

The competition winners’ names will be shown on a sponsors’ sign near the enclosure, and each will also receive a copy of the Zoological Society of East Anglia Magazine and a free family day out at the zoo.

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This